In this review we look at the new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio edition. This GTX 1080 Ti comes customized in an all new jacket and is silent beyond believe thanks to a new triple fan solution tied to an improved cooling block. This graphics card comes customized with higher-factory clocks, a triple fan solution as well as a nice RGB setup. GTX 1080 Ti or not, this card passive up-to roughly 60 Degrees C and has a lot of hidden gems. Neither did it any warmer than 68 Degrees C either. The Gaming X Trio comes with new looks, it's styled a bit after the Lightning in RGB design elements with a combination that hints towards the Twinfrozr looks.
A new addition to MSI’s ‘Gaming X’ series of products, the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio is actually the first triple-fan card to join the Gaming X family. Because of that, as well as several design tweaks, it is perhaps more accurate to think of this as a hybrid of the Gaming X and Lightning models. The limited edition GTX 1080 Ti Lightning remains MSI’s flagship card, but the Gaming X Trio is not far behind and should also be more readily available.
As I write this the new Trio cooled GTX 1080 Ti is running in the background running Time Spy, that huge new three fan cooler with a heatpipe / radiator design works alright as I cannot even hear the card even slightly and neither is it running hot whatsoever. The card clocks in at the gaming mode for defaults at a 1544 MHz base and 1657 MHz boost clock with memory at 1376 = 11 Gbps. The card comes with two 8-pin power header, included is a back-plate as well as a mounting strut to stabilize the card which MSI calls a "LAN Party Guard", so if you move around the card it'll be secure and tight preventing a sagging card due to movement. The card offers two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort outputs as well as DVI.
The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio definitely falls into the latter category of high-end gaming cards, with its 75MHz boost-clock bump over the standard Founders Edition version of the card, a rainbow-like light bar running across its edge, and a triple threat of fans to keep your high-end gaming rig running relatively cool and quiet. It's also massive, at about 12.5 inches long and 5 inches wide, so make sure your case is plenty roomy before even looking at this card.It is among the fastest graphics card your money can get you, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based on Pascal architecture. Armed with 11 GB of GDDR5X graphics memory and an all new GP102-350 GPU, we are certain we're gonna break some records today. It has been eight months since Nvidia released the first GP102 based product, the Titan X. To date, a hugely impressive graphics card that will resemble what we review today and very similar on a lot of levels. Really, the 1080 Ti is the Titan X, just with one GB of that GDDR5X memory less and the one ROP partition tied to it. So let me break it down swiftly and quickly; the new high-end GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Units, a 352-bit memory controller and 11 GB of faster (11 Gbps) GDDR5X memory.
- 11GB 352-Bit GDDR5X
- Core Clock 1569 MHz (OC Mode)
- 1544 MHz (Gaming Mode)
- 1480 MHz (Silent Mode)
- Boost Clock 1683 MHz (OC Mode)
- 1657 MHz (Gaming Mode)
- 1582 MHz (Silent Mode)
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